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January 11th, 2024
Hon Fraser calls for referendum over Governor's request for additional powers

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Senior legislator and Opposition Member in the Virgin Islands (VI) House of Assembly (HoA) Hon Julian Fraser RA (R3) has called for a referendum in the VI, regarding the Governor's request for additional powers.

December 18th, 2023
Pope Francis authorises blessings for same-sex couples

ROME, Italy- In a surprising and significant shift in Vatican doctrine, Pope Francis has formally permitted Roman Catholic priests to bless same-sex couples.

December 5th, 2023
Venezuela defies ICJ ruling with referendum on annexing Essequibo from Guyana

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, SA- Venezuelan electoral authorities on Sunday, December 3, 2023, claimed that 95 percent of voters in a nonbinding referendum approved of the nation's territorial claim on a huge chunk of neighboring oil-rich Guyana.

July 26th, 2023
‘Legislative changes’ needed for same-sex referendum- Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The referendum on the issue of same-sex marriage that was promised by the Government led by Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Hon Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has appeared to have suffered a delay.

May 24th, 2023
Churches ‘animated’ over gay rights, silent on community initiatives– Damion C. Grange

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- Talking points co-host Damion C. Grange has slammed the church for what he illustrated as silence on community initiates, but suddenly becoming animated on issues related to LGBT rights in the territory.

May 11th, 2023
'Let the people decide' on same-sex marriage issue- Talk show hosts

BAUGHERS BAY, Tortola, VI- A conversation on same-sex marriage saw various views being expressed during the Talking Points show aired on ZBVI 780 AM and live-streamed on Facebook on May 8, 2023.

May 3rd, 2023
Expect same-sex marriage referendum 'very soon'- Premier Wheatley

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- A referendum regarding the matter of same-sex marriages is likely to be executed for the first time in the [British] Virgin Islands (VI) ahead of June 2023.

April 17th, 2023
No other island wanted to take [gay cruise passengers] but VG- Hon Flax-Charles

VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Ninth District Candidates in the upcoming elections shared differing opinions regarding the issue of same-sex marriage, a hot topic for which a referendum has been promised.

March 13th, 2023
‘We’re defending marriage between a man & a woman’- Premier Wheatley

LONG LOOK, Tortola, VI- Premier and Minister of Finance and Seventh District Representative Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley has said while the Virgin Islands (VI) welcomes persons of different cultures and beliefs in its society without discrimination, it is not in favour of anyone trying to force a different culture and beliefs on the VI people.

March 10th, 2023
VI should 'not even consider' referendum on same-sex marriage'- UK Christian advocate

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Christian Concern Mrs Andrea M. Williams has said it will not serve the territory of the [British] Virgin Islands (BVI) well to redefine marriage or family.

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